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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-13-2021 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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LEGO launching NASA/ESA Ulysses solar probe as VIP reward set

LEGO has a new mission for its recently-released space shuttle Discovery and you can get it for free — if you are a VIP.

The toy company is set to launch a brick-built model of NASA and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Ulysses solar probe on Wednesday (April 14), available to members of its customer loyalty program.

OV-105
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posted 04-13-2021 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How appropriate, the next flight after STS-31 with the Hubble Space Telescope was STS-41 with Ulysses.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 04-14-2021 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Europe, this set is already sold out, did not get any chance to order it....

skyguard23
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posted 04-14-2021 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skyguard23   Click Here to Email skyguard23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me neither. So much for that wonderful VIP status...

cspg
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posted 04-14-2021 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, what a joke.

JJG10101
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posted 04-14-2021 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JJG10101   Click Here to Email JJG10101     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here (in the Eastern time zone, US). Kept refreshing, refreshing... but no luck. My son did get one, however. He told me he kept the "Rewards" page open (not the VIP home like I did) and hit refresh from there. I told him to hang on it once it arrives, it might be worth something down the road.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-14-2021 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It took a lot of refreshing both the rewards center and the VIP intro pages, and I almost gave up, but I was finally able to get through and add the Ulysses probe to my cart. Then my order failed — or I thought it did.

I just received a confirmation email, so fingers crossed, a kit will soon be on its way here.

racso184
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posted 04-14-2021 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for racso184   Click Here to Email racso184     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine through eBay. The listings are all over the place.

DavidH
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posted 04-14-2021 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those, like me, that missed out, a member of the Rebrickable community has created instructions for a fan version. I'm hoping this kicks off a series of 1:70-scale LEGO payloads for the shuttle.

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I found that I could not place the order using PayPal. When I hit the Place Order button, I'd get the spinner for a second and then no change to the page, and no error message. Tried this multiple times.

I ended up having to use a credit card, and after the page changed to the order confirmation, I got the "something went wrong" page. But, like Robert, I got the email as well a while later, and the order shows up in the recent orders page.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-16-2021 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Arrived today:

Harald Kraenzel
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After the problems to acquire this VIP set I decided to have a look at it and design my own Ulysses/IUS model.

Here is a short description of my LEGO MOC's (My Own Creations) NASA/ESA Ulysses solar probe/IUS combination.

What's your opinion?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-17-2022 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LEGO is releasing another limited number of its Ulysses solar probe sets on Tuesday (May 17). The kit will be available to VIP members for 1800 points beginning at 9 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).
We only have a limited number available, so if you already got one in 2021, you won't be able to redeem points for it this time.

You will receive a promotional code for this item, redeemable on your next purchase at LEGO.com. Shipping fees may apply. Code valid for 60 days and must be entered during checkout in the field labeled "Enter Promo Code."

Only one promotional code can be applied per order. Subject to availability and only while supplies last.

All times are CT (US)

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